Jennifer Melick has been writing about classical music since 1990. She started as an editor at MUSICAL AMERICA magazine and is currently managing editor at SYMPHONY magazine. She was a longtime editor at OPERA NEWS magazine, for which she has written profiles of Stephanie Blythe, Olga Borodina, Vladimir Ognovenko, Sarah Connolly, Sylvia McNair, Rodney Gilfry, and many others. She is a recovering oboist who is quite content to sing madrigals rather than make oboe reeds.
James C. Taylor writes about theater, opera and the arts all over the United States and around the world. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Opera Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and More Intelligent Life. In addition to his posts on the WNET Sunday Arts Blog, James also is the host of the weekly radio show, “Theatre Talk,” which airs on NPR affiliate, KCRW, 89.9fm.
Arts writer Adam Wasserman has been the online editor at OPERA NEWS magazine since 2003. In addition to opera and classical music, he’s an avid world-music enthusiast, whose passion for the tabla drums transcends his proto-arthritic fingers.
Elisabeth Vincentelli is Arts & Entertainment Editor at Time Out New York; her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Salon and The Believer. She is the author of Abba Gold, in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series. When she has a spare second, she blogs at determineddilettante.blogspot.com.